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Area Code 212: New York Days, New York Nights

I was walking down the street and a homeless person on the corner yelled to me, Hey, honey - you having a bad hair day? Welcome to the wonderful world of Tama Janowitz, New Yorks wittiest and deader than deadpan social scene chronicler. Littered with idiosyncratic delights and oddities, here are hilarious stories of her eighties blind date club with Andy Warhol; her bri

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A Way of Being Free

In this inspirational volume, the Booker Prize-winning author of THE FAMISHED ROAD makes essays into an art form. The ten pieces in this beautifully crafted collection range from the personal to the analytical, including a meditation on the role of the poet, a study of Picassos Minotaur, a paean to human freedom in honour of Salman Rushdie, and an appraisal of fellow-Nige

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Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays

George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist. From his earliest published article in 1928 to his untimely death in 1950, he produced an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflectedas it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent.Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwells development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites classics such as Shootin

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My Reading Life

Welcome to my library.Dog-eared paperbacks falling to pieces.Second-hand books from the stores and barrows of four continents.Modern first editions, some inscribed...In My Reading Life, a personal investigation into the nature of democracy, dictatorship, decency and the hardwired human condition, Bob Carr shares his profound love of books and reading - books youve neve

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Sesame and Lilies

John Ruskin�s Sesame and Lilies, first published in 1865, stands as a classic nineteenth-century statement on the natures and duties of men and women. Although widely popular in its time, the work in its entirety has been out of print since the early twentieth century. This volume returns Sesame and Lilies to easy availability and reunites the two halves of the work: Of Ki

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The Fight and Other Writings

Hazlitt is one of the greatest masters of English prose style and this new selection demonstrates the variety and richness of his writing. The volume includes classic pieces of drama and literature criticism, such as his essays on Shakespeare and Coleridge, as well as less well-known material from his social and political journalism. This collection encourages the reader t

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Boxiana (Volume 3); During the Championship of Cribb, to Springs Challenge to All England

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1829. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Kingston. It was well attended by the amateurs; and Painter had for his seconds Belcher and Harmer; Spring was attended by Cribb and Clark. First round.--Both of

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Dark Witness (One World)

You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination. . . . Yes, take it all around, there is quite a good deal of information in the book. I regret this very much; but really it could not be helped.--Mark TwainLike his literary forebears--Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, and yes, Mark Twain--Ralph Wi

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Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb, one of the most engaging personal essayists of all time, began publishing his unforgettable, entertaining Elia essays in the London Magazine in 1820; they were so immediately popular that a book-length collection was published in 1823. Inventing the persona of Elia allowed Lamb to be shockingly honest and to gain a playful distance for self-examination. The r

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